Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 38 54
Rank change year-on-year +14 +16 +57
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 4,786 8,033 8,057
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.44% 5.92% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.15% 6.42% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,861 7,156 6,729
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 52,278 125,094 149,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 92.18% 92.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43,371 99,073 118,586
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,886
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.17% +1.77%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.45%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 4,472 £67,500 -3.57% 1,037
London +12 2,453 £75,000 - 519
UK excluding London +33 2,166 £57,500 +4.55% 586
Work from Home +9 878 £62,500 -10.71% 224
South East +42 736 £60,000 - 140
North of England +2 514 £55,000 +10.00% 171
Midlands +66 348 £57,500 +15.00% 86
North West +16 335 £55,000 +10.00% 114
South West +57 251 £52,470 -0.06% 68
West Midlands +64 214 £57,500 +15.00% 42
Scotland +1 158 £62,500 +25.00% 43
Yorkshire -9 137 £55,000 +10.00% 40
East Midlands +61 134 £55,000 +10.00% 44
East of England +24 101 £60,000 -4.00% 49
North East +3 42 £49,000 -2.00% 17
Wales +20 39 £47,000 -1.05% 18
Northern Ireland +28 23 £52,500 -8.70% 11

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 2,698 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,865 (38.97%) AWS
3 1,859 (38.84%) DevOps
4 1,837 (38.38%) Java
5 1,733 (36.21%) JavaScript
6 1,642 (34.31%) Azure
7 1,542 (32.22%) Docker
8 1,449 (30.28%) .NET
9 1,350 (28.21%) Kubernetes
10 1,346 (28.12%) C#
11 1,238 (25.87%) Software Engineering
12 1,191 (24.89%) TDD
13 1,136 (23.74%) SQL
14 1,083 (22.63%) Finance
15 1,049 (21.92%) React
16 975 (20.37%) Python
17 942 (19.68%) Node.js
18 909 (18.99%) Scrum
19 903 (18.87%) .NET Core
20 849 (17.74%) Spring
21 814 (17.01%) AngularJS
22 783 (16.36%) Git (software)
23 749 (15.65%) Test Automation
24 728 (15.21%) NoSQL
25 678 (14.17%) REST
26 667 (13.94%) SQL Server
27 659 (13.77%) CSS
28 636 (13.29%) Fintech
29 634 (13.25%) RESTful
30 631 (13.18%) HTML

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 248 (5.18%) Elasticsearch
2 163 (3.41%) Apache
3 134 (2.80%) Apache Spark
4 113 (2.36%) Confluence
5 68 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 60 (1.25%) NServiceBus
7 54 (1.13%) CMS
7 54 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 41 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 33 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 30 (0.63%) nginx
11 29 (0.61%) IIS
12 28 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 24 (0.50%) Headless CMS
14 23 (0.48%) JBoss
15 18 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.36%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.36%) Tornado
17 15 (0.31%) Umbraco
18 14 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (0.46%) Chatbot
2 20 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.29%) InVision
3 14 (0.29%) Sketch
4 11 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 43 (0.90%) R3 Corda
2 37 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
3 26 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 23 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
5 18 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 12 (0.25%) Magento
7 10 (0.21%) Sentinel
8 9 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
10 7 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 5 (0.10%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
13 2 (0.042%) Eikon
13 2 (0.042%) Oracle Cash Management
13 2 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.042%) SAP FI-CA
13 2 (0.042%) SAP PSCD
13 2 (0.042%) SAP S/4HANA
13 2 (0.042%) Shopify
14 1 (0.021%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1,865 (38.97%) AWS
2 1,642 (34.31%) Azure
3 591 (12.35%) GCP
4 503 (10.51%) Serverless
5 465 (9.72%) SaaS
6 329 (6.87%) AWS Lambda
7 308 (6.44%) PaaS
8 183 (3.82%) GitHub
9 179 (3.74%) IaaS
10 150 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
11 114 (2.38%) Amazon EKS
12 110 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
13 108 (2.26%) OpenShift
14 73 (1.53%) Apigee
15 71 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
16 70 (1.46%) npm
17 57 (1.19%) Amazon S3
18 56 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
19 46 (0.96%) Power Platform
20 44 (0.92%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.53%) HTTP
2 61 (1.27%) Internet
3 47 (0.98%) Firewall
4 43 (0.90%) DNS
5 40 (0.84%) Skype
6 22 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 18 (0.38%) AMQP
8 13 (0.27%) VPN
9 12 (0.25%) Kerberos
9 12 (0.25%) Network Security
10 10 (0.21%) SSL
10 10 (0.21%) Wireless
11 9 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.19%) WAN
12 8 (0.17%) LAN
13 7 (0.15%) SSH
13 7 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.13%) BGP
14 6 (0.13%) OSPF
15 5 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 728 (15.21%) NoSQL
2 667 (13.94%) SQL Server
3 487 (10.18%) MongoDB
4 399 (8.34%) PostgreSQL
5 362 (7.56%) MySQL
6 274 (5.73%) Relational Database
7 244 (5.10%) Big Data
8 182 (3.80%) Redis
9 111 (2.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 103 (2.15%) Hadoop
11 100 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
12 96 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
13 91 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
14 68 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
15 67 (1.40%) Blockchain
15 67 (1.40%) Data Lake
16 47 (0.98%) RDBMS
17 46 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 41 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
19 34 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 783 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 566 (11.83%) Jenkins
3 247 (5.16%) GitLab
4 244 (5.10%) JIRA
5 178 (3.72%) Selenium
6 158 (3.30%) JUnit
7 148 (3.09%) Maven
8 131 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 95 (1.98%) Mockito
10 91 (1.90%) TeamCity
11 86 (1.80%) Artifactory
12 85 (1.78%) Cucumber
12 85 (1.78%) SonarQube
13 80 (1.67%) Bitbucket
14 74 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 74 (1.55%) Visual Studio
15 63 (1.32%) NUnit
15 63 (1.32%) SpecFlow
16 58 (1.21%) Gradle
17 56 (1.17%) webpack
General
1 1,083 (22.63%) Finance
2 305 (6.37%) Banking
3 148 (3.09%) Public Sector
4 101 (2.11%) Games
5 96 (2.01%) Retail
6 92 (1.92%) Back Office
7 91 (1.90%) Front Office
8 89 (1.86%) Marketing
9 83 (1.73%) Law
10 60 (1.25%) Publishing
11 57 (1.19%) Telecoms
12 34 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 30 (0.63%) Advertising
14 23 (0.48%) Investment Banking
15 22 (0.46%) Electronics
16 17 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.31%) Online Betting
17 15 (0.31%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2,423 (50.63%) Developer
2 711 (14.86%) Java Developer
3 685 (14.31%) Senior Developer
4 585 (12.22%) Software Engineer
5 565 (11.81%) Architect
6 456 (9.53%) .NET Developer
7 312 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
8 304 (6.35%) C# Developer
9 302 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 280 (5.85%) Software Developer
11 258 (5.39%) Java Engineer
12 244 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
13 197 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
14 187 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
15 168 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
16 163 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
17 152 (3.18%) AWS Architect
17 152 (3.18%) Lead Developer
18 150 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
19 140 (2.93%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,449 (30.28%) .NET
2 1,049 (21.92%) React
3 942 (19.68%) Node.js
4 903 (18.87%) .NET Core
5 849 (17.74%) Spring
6 814 (17.01%) AngularJS
7 678 (14.17%) REST
8 659 (13.77%) CSS
9 634 (13.25%) RESTful
10 631 (13.18%) HTML
11 599 (12.52%) Spring Boot
12 587 (12.26%) Kafka
13 529 (11.05%) Web Services
14 475 (9.92%) .NET Framework
15 387 (8.09%) ASP.NET
16 317 (6.62%) Vue.js
17 286 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 269 (5.62%) jQuery
19 267 (5.58%) HTML5
20 264 (5.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 420 (8.78%) Greenfield Project
2 275 (5.75%) Cloud Native
3 217 (4.53%) Mobile App
4 166 (3.47%) User Experience
5 155 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 146 (3.05%) Hedge funds
7 120 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
8 119 (2.49%) Algorithms
9 106 (2.21%) Public Cloud
10 88 (1.84%) N-Tier
11 87 (1.82%) Equities
12 75 (1.57%) Fixed Income
12 75 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
13 62 (1.30%) Derivative
14 60 (1.25%) Blog
14 60 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 45 (0.94%) Data Structures
16 40 (0.84%) NHS
17 34 (0.71%) Data Centre
18 32 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 375 (7.84%) Linux
2 145 (3.03%) Windows
3 96 (2.01%) Android
4 70 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 56 (1.17%) CentOS
6 50 (1.04%) Unix
7 45 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 16 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.27%) VMS
11 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.084%) Debian
12 4 (0.084%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.042%) Fedora
14 2 (0.042%) Robot Operating System
15 1 (0.021%) Solaris
15 1 (0.021%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,698 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1,859 (38.84%) DevOps
3 1,238 (25.87%) Software Engineering
4 1,191 (24.89%) TDD
5 909 (18.99%) Scrum
6 749 (15.65%) Test Automation
7 636 (13.29%) Fintech
8 628 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
9 605 (12.64%) Mentoring
10 543 (11.35%) BDD
11 491 (10.26%) MVC
12 370 (7.73%) OO
13 347 (7.25%) SOLID
14 346 (7.23%) Open Source
15 317 (6.62%) SOA
16 314 (6.56%) Unit Testing
17 277 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
18 276 (5.77%) Analytics
19 272 (5.68%) Computer Science
20 257 (5.37%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,837 (38.38%) Java
2 1,733 (36.21%) JavaScript
3 1,346 (28.12%) C#
4 1,136 (23.74%) SQL
5 975 (20.37%) Python
6 462 (9.65%) TypeScript
7 364 (7.61%) Go
8 328 (6.85%) Java 8
9 271 (5.66%) Scala
10 214 (4.47%) Kotlin
11 188 (3.93%) PHP
12 183 (3.82%) C++
13 143 (2.99%) Ruby
14 126 (2.63%) PowerShell
15 122 (2.55%) T-SQL
16 73 (1.53%) Bash Shell
17 67 (1.40%) C
17 67 (1.40%) Shell Script
18 65 (1.36%) ES6
19 46 (0.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 427 (8.92%) Degree
2 173 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 164 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 147 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 73 (1.53%) AWS Certification
6 48 (1.00%) Sun Certification
7 38 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 37 (0.77%) ISEB
9 27 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.50%) PhD
11 21 (0.44%) CCNA
11 21 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.21%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.19%) CISSP
15 8 (0.17%) CISM
16 7 (0.15%) CISA
17 5 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
17 5 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (7.33%) QA
2 23 (0.48%) GDPR
3 18 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.27%) NIST
4 13 (0.27%) SLA
5 10 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.13%) NCSC
6 6 (0.13%) NIST 800
6 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.13%) WCAG
7 5 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.084%) ITGC
9 3 (0.063%) PMO
10 2 (0.042%) GAAP
10 2 (0.042%) IFRS
10 2 (0.042%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.042%) PSD2
10 2 (0.042%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.021%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.021%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,542 (32.22%) Docker
2 22 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.27%) Postfix
5 11 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.23%) vSphere
6 10 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.10%) Varnish
8 4 (0.084%) HDFS
8 4 (0.084%) LXC
8 4 (0.084%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.063%) zsh
10 2 (0.042%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.042%) NDS
10 2 (0.042%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.042%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.021%) Gluster
11 1 (0.021%) KVM
11 1 (0.021%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,350 (28.21%) Kubernetes
2 519 (10.84%) Terraform
3 241 (5.04%) Ansible
4 195 (4.07%) Puppet
5 127 (2.65%) Grafana
6 113 (2.36%) Prometheus
7 90 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
9 35 (0.73%) Graphite
9 35 (0.73%) Istio
10 17 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (0.36%) MIIS
11 15 (0.31%) Kibana
12 8 (0.17%) Consul
12 8 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 7 (0.15%) Rancher
14 6 (0.13%) Packer
15 5 (0.10%) Mesos
15 5 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 441 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 351 (7.33%) Google
3 197 (4.12%) Oracle
4 82 (1.71%) SAP
5 74 (1.55%) VMware
6 62 (1.30%) IBM
6 62 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 49 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (0.90%) Adobe
9 42 (0.88%) Splunk
10 39 (0.81%) Databricks
11 36 (0.75%) Ceridian
11 36 (0.75%) Nintex
11 36 (0.75%) Zend
12 32 (0.67%) New Relic
13 30 (0.63%) Atlassian
14 26 (0.54%) ServiceNow
14 26 (0.54%) Xamarin
15 23 (0.48%) hybris
16 18 (0.38%) Sparx